The retreat from the equipment mandate runs counter to traffic safety and public health campaigns to expand helmet use. It comes as motorcycle fatalities hit a 46-year high in 2021, with the 5,932 people killed representing 14% of all traffic deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Neb. adds to decades-long helmet law roll back in states
Just 17 states and D.C. have universal helmet laws, while 47 had them in 1975.
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